A Christmas Carol (1951)

Movie Summary

Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

Is it available on DVD?

Yes.

2021 Dates, Times, and Channels

12/24/21 – 2:30pm on FXM
12/24/21 – 7:50pm on FXM
12/25/21 – 1:10am on FXM
12/25/21 – 6:00am on FXM
12/25/21 – 10:30am on FXM
12/25/21 – 3:00pm on FXM
12/25/21 – 8:20pm on FXM
12/26/21 – 1:40am on FXM

Year Released

1951

Cast Includes

Alastair Sim (Ebenezer Scrooge), Mervyn Johns (Bob Cratchit), Hermione Baddeley (Mrs. Cratchit), Jack Warner (Mr. Jorkin), Glyn Dearman (Tiny Tim), Kathleen Harrison (Mrs. Dilber), Michael Hordern (Jacob Marley), Francis De Wolff (Spirit of Christmas Present), Brian Worth (Fred), Rona Anderson (Alice)

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22 thoughts on “A Christmas Carol (1951)

  • December 20, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    I watch TV on antenna and it’s showing on Moviestv.com which I get over the air Wednesday at 4:00 AM and Christmas night at 8PM.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    The one on TCM at 10:00 is the lame Reginald Owen version. The Alistair Sim film is on FXM (FX Movie Channel) throughout the evening of Dec 23, including 10:00.

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    • November 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM
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      The 1951 “A Christmas Carol “ with Alistair Sim is not listed for 2020 anywhere I can see. Hopefully, there will be updated listings.

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  • December 2, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    So many bad movies are shown numerous times, why can’t the best Scrooge movie ever made be shown more than once in the Christmas season??? I see it is suppose to be on Dec. 24th. Does anyone know the channel and time? I don’t want to miss it. Alastir Sim as Scrooge is classic!!!I live in Ohio so it is Eastern Standard time. thanks

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      • December 23, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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        TCM ON 12/23/18 AT 10:00 P.M.

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    • December 24, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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      A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim is on CTV at 11:30pm on Dec 24th.
      My TV guide says it’s also being shown at 9pm but I can’t find that on the TV.

      So I guess we have to wait until 11:30pm tonight!

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  • November 26, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    I wholeheartedly agree. No matter how many versions of this story have been made, there is no other than the original with Alistair Sim. I look forward to this movie every single Christmas. While Albert Finney and George C. Scott are amazing actors, they will never be the “REAL” Ebenezer Scrooge that Alistair Sim was.

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    • December 24, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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      Agreed. I have to believe this would have been Dickens’ favorite too, had cinema existed in his day!

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  • August 2, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    want to know when a Christmas carol starring alastair slim, 1951 will be shown on tv this Christmas, 2018

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    • December 8, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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      Will the 1951 version for a christmas carol staring alstair slim be on TV this year 2021

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      • December 12, 2021 at 11:30 PM
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        A Christmas Carol (1951) will be airing December 24th at 2:30pm on FXM.

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  • December 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    Best Scrooge movie ever – best Scrooge ever!!!!
    So hard to find this one showing and even harder to find it on DVD’s!

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    • December 17, 2017 at 2:02 AM
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      Will you air it again I’m so sorry I missed the best movie ever!!!

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      • December 17, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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        Alister Sim as Scrooge is one of the most moving, touching films of all time! I have watched it every year for as long as I can remember ….. 60 years …… and I still cry every time. It’s black and white adding to the power of the heart rendering movie! Hard nosed, heartless folk might be transformed if the movie was more prominently shown preferably without out commercial interruption.

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      • December 18, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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        Andrea, unfortunately it is not scheduled to air again this year.

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        • December 22, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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          Why would the best Christmas carol not be aired on multiple days, especially Christmas Eve?

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    • December 28, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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      Absolutely correct ! Best “Scrooge” movie ever ! I was born the same year it was made. My father knew the story, so we were acquainted with the book. When we first saw the movie , the whole family fell in love with it. It brought the characters to life. After that, no other version was a part of our Christmases. Some of them make Scrooge appear silly & bumbling, but this is far from the truth. He was smart, educated, aware of his surroundings. He knew how to get what he wanted even at the expense of others . He had no tolerance for the poor, & disdained those who had no employment. I could go on & on about the negatives of this man, but I”ll fast forward to his glorious redemption. God saved him from an eternity in Hell. To see how, read the book & watch Alistair Sim in the 1951 movie. You won’t regret it.

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